|NNN(1)||General Commands Manual||NNN(1)|
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nnn(Noice is Not Noice) is a performance-optimized, feature-packed fork of noice (http://git.2f30.org/noice/) with seamless desktop integration, simplified navigation, navigate-as-you-type mode with auto select, disk usage analyzer mode, bookmarks, contexts, application launcher, familiar navigation shortcuts, subshell spawning and much more. It remains a simple and efficient file manager that stays out of your way.
nnn opens the current working directory by
default if PATH is not specified.
nnnsupports both vi-like and emacs-like key bindings as listed below.
[Up], k, ^P
- Move to previous entry
[Down], j, ^N
- Move to next entry
- Scroll up half a page
- Scroll down half a page
[Home], g, ^, ^A
- Move to the first entry
[End], G, $, ^E
- Move to the last entry
[Left], [Backspace], h, ^H
- Go to parent directory
[Right], [Enter], l, ^M
- Open file or enter directory
- Change to the HOME directory
- Change to initial directory
- Change to the last visited directory
- Toggle show hidden . (dot) files
- Change filter (more information below)
- Toggle navigate-as-you-type mode
- Pin current directory
- Visit pinned directory
- Toggle detail view
- Next context, ask to create if none
- Leader key
- Switch to context N
- Exit prompt
- Force a redraw, clear prompt
- Quit the current context
- Quit and change directory
- Help and configuration screen
- Open with an application (takes 1 combined argument)
- Create a new file or directory
- Show entry details
- Rename selected entry
- Open directory in vidir
- Toggle selection mode
- Copy entry absolute path
- Show selection list
- Copy files from selection
- Move files from selection
- Delete files from selection
- Delete entry
- Archive entry
- List files in archive
- Extract archive in current directory
- Show brief/full media info
- Open entry in EDITOR (fallback vi)
- Open entry in PAGER (fallback less)
Backing up one directory level will set the cursor position at the directory you came out of.
Help & settings, file details, media info and archive listing are shown in the PAGER. Please use the PAGER-specific keys in these screens.
nnnsupports the following options:
specify bookmark key to open
disable directory color
use exiftool instead of mediainfo
start in navigate-as-you-type mode
start in light mode (fewer details)
copy (or pick) selection to file, or stdout if file='-'
start in disk usage analyzer mode
show version and exit
show program help and exit
nnnuses xdg-open (on Linux) and open(1) (on macOS) as the desktop opener.
There is no configuration file. Settings work on environment variables. Please refer to the ENVIRONMENT section below.
nnn to change to the last
visited directory on quit requires shell integration in a few easy steps.
Please visit the project page (linked below) for the instructions.
CONTEXTS¶Contexts serve the purpose of exploring multiple directories simultaneously. 4 contexts are available. The status of the contexts are shown in the top left corner:
- the current context is in reverse
- other used contexts are underlined
- rest are unused
To switch to a context press the Leader key followed by the context number (1-4).
The first time a context is entered, it copies the state of the last visited context. Each context remembers its start directory and last visited directory.
When a context is quit, the next active context is selected. If the last active context is quit, the program quits.
FILTERS¶Filters support regexes to instantly (search-as-you-type) list the matching entries in the current directory.
Ways to exit filter prompt:
(1) press ^L to clear filter followed by Bksp (to
clear the filter symbol, like vi)
- at other prompts ^L followed by Enter discards all changes and exits prompt
(2) run a search with no matches and press Enter
Common use cases:
(1) To list all matches starting with the filter expression, start
the expression with a '^' (caret) symbol.
(2) Type '\.mkv' to list all MKV files.
(3) Use '.*' to match any character (sort of fuzzy search).
nnn is invoked as root or the
environment variable NNN_SHOW_HIDDEN is set the default filter will
also match hidden files.
In the navigate-as-you-type mode directories are opened in
filter mode, allowing continuous navigation. Works best with the arrow
In case of only one match and it's a directory, `nnn` auto selects the directory and enters it in this mode.
SELECTION MODE¶The absolute path of a single file can be copied to clipboard by pressing ^K if NNN_COPIER is set (see ENVIRONMENT section below).
To copy multiple file paths the selection mode should be enabled using ^Y. In this mode it's possible to
(1) cherry-pick individual files one by one by pressing
<kbd>^K</kbd> on each entry (works across directories and
(2) navigate to another file in the same directory to select a range of files.
Pressing ^Y again copies the paths and exits the selection mode. The files in the list can now be copied, moved or removed using respective keyboard shortcuts.
To list the file paths copied to memory press y.
ENVIRONMENT¶The SHELL, EDITOR (VISUAL, if defined) and PAGER environment variables take precedence when dealing with the !, e and p commands respectively. A single combination to arguments is supported, e.g.:
export EDITOR='vim -xR'
NNN_BMS: bookmark string as key_char:location pairs (max 10) separated by ;:
export NNN_BMS='d:~/Documents;u:/home/user/Cam Uploads;D:~/Downloads/' NOTE: Bookmark keys should be single-character to use them in combination with the Leader key.
NNN_USE_EDITOR: use EDITOR (preferably CLI, fallback vi) to handle text files.
NNN_CONTEXT_COLORS: string of color codes for each context, e.g.:
export NNN_CONTEXT_COLORS="1234" codes: 0-black, 1-red, 2-green, 3-yellow, 4-blue (default), 5-magenta, 6-cyan, 7-white
NNN_IDLE_TIMEOUT: set idle timeout (in seconds) to invoke terminal locker (default: disabled).
NNN_COPIER: set to a clipboard copier script.
NOTE: By default file paths are copied to the tmp file DIR/.nnncp, where 'DIR' (by priority) is: $HOME or, $TMPDIR or, /tmp. The path is shown in the help and configuration screen.
NNN_SCRIPT: absolute path to a directory to select a script from or a single script to invoke with currently selected file name as argument 1.
export NNN_SCRIPT=/home/user/scripts OR export NNN_SCRIPT=/usr/local/bin/nscript.sh
NNN_SHOW_HIDDEN: show hidden files.
NNN_NO_AUTOSELECT: disable directory auto-selection in navigate-as-you-type mode.
DISABLE_FILE_OPEN_ON_NAV: disable file open on Right or l keys (Enter opens files).
KNOWN ISSUES¶If you are using urxvt you might have to set backspace key to DEC.
AUTHORS¶Lazaros Koromilas <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Dimitris Papastamos <email@example.com>,
Arun Prakash Jana <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|January 1, 2019||Linux 4.19.0-10-amd64|